Do the Right Thing. Dir. Spike Lee. Perf. Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, and Ruby Dee. 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, 1989. DVD.
Lee's movie takes place in BedStuy, New York. The small neighborhood is populated by Italians, Puerto Ricans, Blacks, Jamaicans, and Asians, who all have to find a way to coexist in the 80s.
Notorious BIG. Juicy. Notorious BIG. Poke of Trackmasters & Sean "Puffy" Combs, 1994. Cassette.
Notorious BIG's song tells the story of the artist's life and how he made it to stardom. His lyrics are stereotypical of any rapper who had a hard life growing up in the ghetto on welfare.
Scott-Young, Mona, prod. "Basketball Wives." Basketball Wives. VH1. MonaMi Entertainment, New York City, New York, n.d. Television.
Basketball Wives follows a group of women around who have one thing in common—their men are basketball players. These women have to go through the ups and downs with, not only their men, but each other.
Stoute, Steve, and Mim Eichler. Rivas. The Tanning of America: How Hip-hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. New York: Gotham, 2011. Print.
Stoute's documentary provides evidence to support the claim that hip-hop put President Obama in office. The documentary starts at the beginning of hip-hop and travels all the way to present time.